BRAVO MEDIA EXPANDS SCRIPTED DEVELOPMENT SLATE WITH THREE NEW PROJECTS
NEW YORK - April 27, 2015 - Bravo Media continues its foray into scripted programming announcing the development of three new series including "My So Called Wife," a dark comedy from Adam Brooks and Paul Adelstein following a female con-artist , "White Collar Wives," revealing the scandals surrounding a FBI investigation of a New York hedge fund, and "All that Glitters," a mini-series based on the book examining how Anna Wintour and Tina Brown dominated the 1980's publishing world.
Season one of Bravo's first original scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce" averaged 824,000 A18-49, 910,000 A25-54 and 1.38MM total viewers in Live+7. From Universal Cable Productions, the series is scheduled to commence production on season two early this summer. Additionally, Bravo's first half-hour scripted comedy series, "Odd Mom Out," will premiere with back-to-back episodes on Monday, June 8 at 10pm ET/PT.
"We're thrilled with the success of 'Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce,' and excited for Bravo audiences to fall in love with our first comedy, 'Odd Mom Out,' said Lara Spotts, Senior Vice President, Development. "As we look to expand our scripted slate we're eagerly taking on new territories, from fashion to finance to female con-artists, and obviously jumped at the opportunity to continue our relationship with Paul Adelstein and Adam Brooks who have a proven track record with the network."
Bravo Scripted Development Projects:
"My So Called Wife"
Written by Adam Brooks ("Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce,"" Definitely Maybe,"" Wimbledon") and Paul Adelstein ("Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce") for Universal Cable Productions.
A dark comedy following a female con-artist who gets men to fall in love with her, marries them and then disappears with their money and just enough dirty inside information to guarantee they will never go to the police. But things get complicated when she falls in love with her latest mark, and three of her last victims join together to track her down.
"White Collar Wives"
Written by Vanessa Reisen ("Extant,""Weeds") for Adjacent Productions with Jane Tranter and Julie Gardner serving as Executive Producers.
As Bastion Capital, one of the most successful hedge funds in New York City, begins to crumble from rumors of insider trading, the women married to the financial elite will do anything to save themselves. A FBI investigation sets into motion a series of events that leads one woman to prison, a best friend to commit the ultimate betrayal and an unexpected death.
"All that Glitters"
Produced by Gale Anne Hurd's Valhalla Entertainment ("The Walking Dead") and Judith Verno's Peace Out Productions ("Masters of Sex") for Universal Cable Productions and Sony Pictures Television.
A mini-series based on the book "Newhouse: All The Glitter, Power and Glory of America's Richest Media Empire and the Secretive Man Behind It" by Thomas Maier. Set at the height of the magazine era in the 80's, fashion icon Anna Wintour and media mogul Tina Brown were ruthless in their competition to dominate the publishing world and forever changed the way we consume fashion, news and entertainment.
Source: Nielsen Media Research. GGTD premieres only L7.
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Bravo Media is the premiere lifestyle and entertainment brand that drives the cultural conversation around its high-quality, interactive original content that focuses on the network's passion points of food, fashion, beauty, design, digital and pop culture. The network's diversified slate includes Bravo's first scripted series "Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce," upcoming comedy "Odd Mom Out," and unscripted favorites such as Emmy award-winning "Top Chef," "Vanderpump Rules," "Below Deck," "Thicker Than Water" and the popular "Million Dollar Listing" and "The Real Housewives" franchises as well as the only live late-night talk show, "Watch What Happens Live." Available in 92 million homes, Bravo is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been an NBCUniversal cable network since December 2002 and first launched in December 1980.